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I’m an independent IT consultant and entrepreneur in the Internet and software business. I’m interested in design, enterprise applications, web apps and SaaS products. I design and develop business solutions and applications. I help companies in terms of software quality and knowledge transfer, e.g. with Angular and Spring Boot.

Harry Roberts – Get Your “head” Straight @ beyond tellerrand Düsseldorf 2021

At this year's Düsseldorf edition of beyond tellerrand, Web Performance Consultant Harry Roberts gave this insightful talk on how to design and craft the oft-overlooked (no pun intended ...) HTML <head> element's content in terms of performance: Harry Roberts - Get Your "head" Straight - beyond tellerrand Düseldorf 2021 from beyond tellerrand on Vimeo. Read more

Welcome Back: beyond tellerrand Opening Titles Düsseldorf 2021

Last week, I was at the 2021 Düsseldorf edition of beyond tellerrand. As most on-site events during the last two years, beyond tellerrand had been postponed until, earlier this year, they got the go-ahead that the event was finally allowed to take place again. In spite of the rather short time to prepare, Marc and his team once again put on a fantastic event. These beautiful opening titles celebrate the event's return to the limelight with the simple, but very appropriate, words "Welcome ... Read more

The Layers Of The Web – Jeremy Keith @ beyond tellerrand Berlin 2019

Earlier this week - after a hiatus of almost two years on account of having been postponed due to the pandemic - this year's beyond tellerrand conference, an event about design, creativity, and the web, went ahead again. Even though Marc Thiele, the mastermind, organiser, and genuinely awesome person behind beyond tellerrand, ran a terrific series of online events under the Stay Curious moniker while on-site events weren't allowed to take place, it was amazing to be back at this wonderful event ... Read more

Second-order Affordances: Design & Quantum Superposition

A few years ago, having read a thought-provoking article by Csongor Bartus I wrote about design & quantum superposition. The main idea behind this article, and my interpretation, is that - similar to a particle, which exists in a state of quantum superposition - a design doesn't exist by itself but can only ever be realised in a given context and at a specific moment through observation by a user and possibly a device that design is observed with. The gist, ... Read more

Image Compression Utility: Squoosh

When working with images on web applications and websites optimising images and reducing their download size is a quick win in terms of optimising page and app load times. There are plenty of image compression utilities out there - both web apps and tools for local installation. Recently, I've tried out several of those again because I wanted to reduce the overall load time of this website and according to website audit tools such as Lighthouse image sizes definitely was an area ... Read more

Latency by The Radiophonic Workshop

On the 22nd of November, the electronic music pioneers of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop (of "Doctor Who" theme music fame, amongst others) performed a unique piece of music called 'Latency', in which they make clever use of network latency to create a musical loop. Each of the musicians involved sequentially played his part in a loop. The result then was sent via the Internet to the next musician at another location, who in turn built upon what had been played until ... Read more

Reprise: Petro Salema – Storyteller Extraordinaire

Almost five years ago I wrote about a talk given by Petro Salema at that year's edition of beyond tellerrand in Düsseldorf: Petro Salema – Designing Interfaces That Think @ beyond tellerrand Düssedorf 2015 A common advice given regarding talks and presentations, especially ones of a more technical variety, is to not just talk about technical details but to tell a story. While this piece of advice is good and well-intentioned it's not usually exemplified or specified in any more detail. Steve Jobs is ... Read more

Raymond Camden @ Fronteers 2019: It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

Raymond Camden - It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times from Fronteers on Vimeo. Read more

Rachel Andrew @ Fronteers 2019: Who Designed This? Where Web Platform Features Come From, and How to Get Involved

Rachel Andrew - Who Designed This? Where Web Platform Features Come From, and How to Get Involved from Fronteers on Vimeo. Read more

Jeremy Keith & Remy Sharp @ Fronteers 2019: How We Built the World Wide Web in Five Days

Jeremy Keith & Remy Sharp - How We Built the World Wide Web in Five Days from Fronteers on Vimeo. Read more
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